David S. Golub

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
 | 184 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David S. Golub is a partner with Silver Golub & Teitell LLP law firm, which has its main law office in Stamford, Connecticut, and several other locations across the state. Representing the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout Connecticut, Mr. Golub provides unmatched advocacy and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Civil rights litigation
    • Civil appeals
    • Employment litigation
    • False Claims Act issues
    • ERISA and employment benefits

    During the course of his legal career, Mr. Golub has served as lead private counsel for the state in its complex litigation against the tobacco industry. He was among a team of attorneys who helped reach a national settlement, earmarking almost $4 billion for Connecticut as part of the settlement. Moreover, he has achieved significant success representing whistleblowers on behalf of the federal government for cases under the False Claims Act, and he has helped secure some of the largest settlements ever for these types of claims.

    Nationally ranked as among the top attorneys in the country, Mr. Golub holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He is also an inductee into the Connecticut Law Tribune's Hall of Fame, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Annual Award.

    A 1970 graduate of Yale University, Mr. Golub returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Connecticut as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Golub is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He has also written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of topics, and he has facilitated classes on trial practice at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Rights
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About David Golub

    Admitted: 1973, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/david-s-golub/


    • National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Annual Award

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Connecticut
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • American Association for Justice
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court 
    • Connecticut Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trial Practice, Yale Law School Trial Practice, University of Connecticut School of Law
    • Human Rights Commentator, Connecticut Bar Journal, April 1981


    • Pisel v. Stamford Hospital, 180 Conn. 314 (1980)
    • Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 806 F. Supp.2d 516 (D. Conn. 2011), question certified to Connecticut Supreme Court, 731 F.3d 164 (2d Cir. 2014), appeal sub judice, S.C. 19232
    • Retirement Programs of the Town of Fairfield v. Madoff, et al, FST CV 09 5023735 S (Conn. Super. CLD at Stamford)
    • Peckinpaugh v. Post-Newsweek Stations Connecticut, Inc., 3:96 CV 2475 (AVC) (D. Conn)
    • Dowie v. Exxon Corporation, Civ. No. B-83-468 (TFGD) (D. Conn)
    • Serricchio v. Wachovia Securities, LLC, 658 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2011)
    • Westport Taxi Service, Inc. v. Westport Transit District, 235 Conn. 1 (1995)
    • See Spencer, et al v. Hartford Financial Services Group, et al, 256 F.R.D. 284 (D. Conn. 2009)
    • Tashjian v. Republican Party of Connecticut, 479 U.S. 208 (1986)
    • Anglim v. Xerox Corporation, B-83-2511 (EBB) (D. Conn.)
    • United States v. Ernie Cobb, (E.D.N.Y. 1983)
    • Republican Party of Connecticut v. Democratic Party of Connecticut, WL 6844181 (Conn. Super. Oct. 30, 2014)
    • Proffitt v. State, 510 So.2d 896 (Fla. 1987); Proffitt v. Wainwright, 756 F.2d 1500 (11th Cir. 1985); Proffitt v. Wainwright, 685 F.2d 1227 (11th Cir. 1982); Brown v. Wainwright, 785 F.2d 1457 (11th Cir. 1986)
    • In re Racial Disparity, TSR-CV-05-4000632 S (MIS) (Conn. Super. at Rockville), appeal pending, Connecticut Supreme Court, S.C. 19252
    • Town of New Hartford, et al v. Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, 291 Conn. 433 (2009)
    • United States ex rel. Keeth v. United Technologies Corporation, Civ. No. H-89-323 (AHN) (D. Conn.)
    • State Employees Bargaining Coalition, et al v. Rowland, 718 F.3d 126 (2d Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 134 S.Ct. 132 (2014)
    • State of Connecticut v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al, CV-96-0148414-5(X02) (Conn. Super. CLD at Waterbury)
    • In 1984, he obtained acquittal for Ernie Cobb, a Boston College basketball star, on federal charge of point-shaving in Brooklyn federal court.
    • In 1991, he obtained a $1+ million judgment for a private taxi company in an anti-trust action against a municipal transit district, upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1995.
    • In 1986, he obtained a $10+ million verdict for a wrongfully terminated Exxon executive in one of first cases to apply tort theories to employment cases.
    • From 2002 to date, he has served as lead counsel in a class action for Connecticut’s public employee unions and union employees challenging the legality of mass layoffs of thousands of unionized public employees, ultimately obtaining a precedent-setting ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the layoffs violated the unions’ and union members’ First Amendment right to freedom of association, resulting in a $100+ million settlement with the State for 40,000 unionized public employees approved by General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.
    • In 1978, he and his partner, Richard A. Silver, obtained a verdict of $3.6 million after a medical malpractice trial in Stamford, the first verdict of more than $1 million in Connecticut history.
    • From 2005 to date, he has served as lead attorney for Connecticut death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of the administration of capital punishment in Connecticut on racial disparity grounds in a special proceeding authorized by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
    • In 2015, he successfully represented the Connecticut Democratic Party in an election eve challenge to campaign finance practices.
    • From 2005-10, he represented defrauded owners of structured settlement annuities in a nationwide class action against Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., resulting in a $75 million recovery for over 20,000 defrauded class members.
    • In 2009, he obtained a $1+ million recovery after trial for an Army reservist denied reinstatement as a financial advisor on return from active duty, upheld by the Second Circuit in 2011 in a precedent-establishing case under the Uniform Services Employment and Re employment Act
    • From 1996-98, he served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry, part of the nationwide litigation resulting in the national settlement that provided a $3.6 billion recovery for the State. Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation was specifically recognized by a special panel of former attorneys general, which concluded that the contribution of Connecticut’s legal team to the national litigation and settlement was among the top five of the 57 states and other entities involved in the litigation. As a result of that finding, the State received a special award of an additional $370 million of the national settlement proceeds.
    • In 2010, he obtained a verdict and award of $28 million for an injured smoker suffering from effects of smoking-related larynx cancer, the first verdict in a smoking case ever rendered in New England.
    • From 2003-09, he served as lead counsel in a class action for 70 Connecticut municipalities to recover for losses sustained as a result of a quasi-public trash authority’s improper dealings with Enron Corporation, resulting in a $35.8 million judgment after trial (believed to be largest award ever rendered in Connecticut against a public entity), upheld on appeal by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
    • In 1986, he successfully argued a voting rights case on behalf of the Connecticut Republican Party in the United States Supreme Court, establishing the right of a political party to conduct open primaries.
    • From 1983-87, he served as lead counsel in nationwide class action for 40,000 Xerox pensioners, then the largest class action in Connecticut history, resulting in a settlement that provided increased pension benefits for approximately 40,000 present and former Xerox employees.
    • From 2008-13, he represented the Town of Fairfield and its pension plans in litigation that enabled the Town to successfully recover $15+ million it had invested in Madoff-related investment vehicles.
    • In 1999, he obtained a $8+ million gender discrimination and retaliation verdict for Post-Newsweek-Channel 3 news anchorwoman.
    • From 1988-1994, he represented the relator in a federal False Claims Act action against United Technologies Corporation, resulting in a $150 million recovery for the United States, at the time the largest amount ever obtained in an FCA action.
    • In the 1970s and 1980s, he worked on two pro bono Florida death penalty cases obtaining the reversal of the sentence and reversal of conviction.

    Educational Background:

    • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
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    184 Atlantic Street
    Stamford, CT 06901

    Phone: 203-325-4491

    Fax: 203-325-3769

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